Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-gn-Teeple-N017B_u.jpg

    This is an early homecoming event in Howell, Michigan.  Homecomings were held annually in small towns early in the 20th century.  The homecoming activities often coincided with the fair.

    This picture is looking east on Grand River Avenue near the intersection of Michigan Avenue, (Division Street, East Street), and in the picture is a banner, "Welcome Home", and also onlookers, buggies, early cars, and the storefronts.

    Grand River Avenue is unpaved; this street was not paved until 1915.

    This is a link to an announcement about the 1910 Homecoming in Howell.

    Howell Homecoming 1910  (in library use only)
  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-0023_u.jpg

    This photograph shows the Pere Marquette Depot in Brighton, Michigan, during the Brighton Homecoming, August 21 & 22, 1907.

    The participants arriving for the Homecoming are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-0035_u.jpg

    This image, also found in the "Old Brighton Village" book, 1974, describes this as Brighton Homecoming, 1912.

    The persons in the photograph are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-P001-01-0027_u.jpg

    This (labeled) 1914 photograph was taken on South Michigan Avenue (Division, East) near the intersection of Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan.   It show acrobats performing, a speakstand, and streets lined with spectators. 

  • HCDL-ngp-P001-01-0028_u.jpg

    This is a photograph taken during an early 1900's
    Homecoming, Howell, Michigan.  The exact date and names of the persons are unknown.

    The photograph was taken at the intersection of East Grand River Avenue and North State Street, Howell, Michigan.
  • HCDL-ngp-P001-01-0033_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of a Homecoming, Howell, Michigan, taken in the early 1900's.

    The picture was taken looking north at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and North Michigan  Avenue (Division, East).  On the northwest corner of the intersection is Rieckhoff Jeweler and Optician.   The names of the people in the photograph are unknown.  Grand River Avenue is noted to be unpaved; paving of Grand River Avenue occurred ~ 1915.
  • HCDL-ngp-P001-01-0034_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of a Homecoming, Howell, Michigan, Pre 1917. The view is from the southside of East Grand River Avenue, looking west towards the intersection of Michigan Avenue (Division, Main) and West Grand River Avenue.  A Banner proclaims, "Welcome Home".

    The exact date of this photograph is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-P002-02-0017_u.jpg

    This photograph is of the 1914 Homecoming, Howell, Michigan.  The events were held on the Livingston County Court House Lawn.  This view looks north at the intersection of State Street and East Grand River Avenue, with the Court House on the right side.
  • HCDL-ngp-P002-04-0001_u.jpg

    These photographs are of the tents raised for the Homecoming Street Fair on Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan.  Homecoming Street Fairs occurred yearly in the late 1890's and early 1900's, in Howell.  The William McPherson Tent is noted, and Grand River Avenue is unpaved, so the photograph is likely  prior to 1915.  The exact location on Grand River Avenue, the date, and persons in the photographs are unknown.   The Livingston County Press and Argus published advertisements and articles every year about this event.
  • HCDL-ngp-P002-13-0002_u.jpg

    This image is of the Brighton Homecoming Parade, August 25- 26, 1909.   In the background, is the Town Hall, Brighton, Michigan.

    Names of participants: unknown.
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